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    MIAMI (Reuters) - An eagle ray leaped onto a boat off the Florida Keys on Thursday and stabbed a woman with its barb, knocking her to the deck and killing her, a Florida wildlife investigator said.



    "It's a bizarre accident," said Jorge Pino, an agent with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    The woman and her family were aboard a boat in the Atlantic Ocean, off the city of Marathon in the Florida Keys, he said.

    "A large ray jumped out of the water and collided with the victim and somehow the barb penetrated some part of her body, which caused her to fall back and hit her head on some portion of the vessel," Pino said. "We don't know exactly which one of those things caused her death."

    Local media said the animal's barb had impaled the woman through the neck.

    Eagle rays are common in warm or tropical waters and are often seen near coral reefs. The spotted creatures can grow to more than 8 feet across and have two to six short, venomous barbs near the base of their whip-like tails, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History's Web site.

    The rays often swim near the water's surface and can leap out, especially when pursued, but are generally shy of humans.

    "All rays leap out of the water from time to time but certainly to see one collide with a vessel is extremely unusual," Pino said.
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    Used to go down to the Keys all the time years and years ago, and seeing a ray jump out of the water was a fairly common sight. CNN is reporting that it was the woman's head hitting the boat that was the cause of death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Used to go down to the Keys all the time years and years ago, and seeing a ray jump out of the water was a fairly common sight. CNN is reporting that it was the woman's head hitting the boat that was the cause of death.
    It seems like the POISONOUS BARB IN THE NECK would have done the job first

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    There was a stingray who jumped into a boat and killed a man in between of those two. Smart vicious fuckers

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    Saw this today while I was at lunch. Fuck, just scratching my head thinking how much more weird fucked up does it get. Man, I guess everyday you are here and breathing is a great day. Actually, I don't know what to think about this.

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    So it looks like Rays are a bigger threat than terrorists or homosexuals...unless this Ray was a homosexual terrorist Ray. Either way, the human race is screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    So it looks like Rays are a bigger threat than terrorists or homosexuals...unless this Ray was a homosexual terrorist Ray. Either way, the human race is screwed.
    This Ray is an even bigger threat...
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    Still no word on the exact cause of death, as there apparently was a good deal of blood on the deck. There was a brief mention locally of some seemingly odd behavior by the family upon returning to the dock, yet this could be nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead View Post
    This Ray is an even bigger threat...
    Ha! No kidding. Somebody put a cork in that woman's mouth.

    But anyway, why would the ray attack? Are they territorial at all? That's bizarre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i1sum2! View Post
    But anyway, why would the ray attack? Are they territorial at all? That's bizarre.
    The ray probably found out his VH show had been "rescheduled"
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    Quote Originally Posted by i1sum2! View Post
    Ha! No kidding. Somebody put a cork in that woman's mouth.

    But anyway, why would the ray attack? Are they territorial at all? That's bizarre.
    I'll gladly put my cork in her mouth

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    Had this been a big ole loveable dog, it would have just licked her face.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead View Post
    The ray probably found out his VH show had been "rescheduled"
    No shit!

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    So I heard on the news last night that it was the force of her head hitting the boat being the cause of death.
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